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About the role

This role is to take end to end responsibility for location planning as an independent voice within the Society. Primarily it is to support the Society in making the right investment decisions for new sites, impact forecasting and tracking competitor activity, reviewing performance and learning and owning and maintaining an achievable location strategy across 3 trading businesses of food, childcare and travel.

What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for;

  • Managing a huge amount of data to make the right decisions on store locations to input into strategic business projects.
  • Analysing location data to make recommendations to Property and Society, collaborating with all of your internal stakeholders and senior leadership team.
  • Use and analyse different datasets to inform decision making
  • Making strategic and commercial recommendations on new sites and extension proposals.
  • When open, you will review your stores performance, ensuring all the learnings are fed back into our strategy.
  • Understand the new competitors and feed this into the Trading businesses.
  • Identify opportunities to improve our ways of working, including processes, training, tools and systems.
  • Managing the selection and procurement of our external data and tools to support the role

About You

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who has previous experience within the Location Planning space, who has a strong desire to be at the heart of our decisions surrounding our sites and store locations and thrives on senior level exposure:

  • A full, clean driving license
  • Experience of using GIS systems
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Confident in analysing demographic and location data
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way
  • People management (preferable)


  • Reports to: Head of Feasibility and Development
  • Budgetary Control: N/A.
  • Key internal contacts are all internal departments and trading groups.
  • Key external contacts are the Society suppliers.

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